Water Lantern Celebration

Lighting The Way For People Of All Abilities

Water Lantern 2021 is in the books! We may have had a one-day rain delay but we landed on perfect sunny fall day to celebrate people of all abilities. Hundreds of lanterns hand decorated by folks across the state floated across Plattwood Pond including over 200 lanterns created by special education students from area schools as well as residents of Brian House, Kirtland Commons and Essex Meadows, thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors! The lanterns were all beautiful with messages of hope, gratitude and possibility. We could not be more thankful for all who participated including 50 volunteers, 96 sponsors and hundreds of participants. Together $35,000 was raised to support our mission and change the lives of young adults with disabilities. Kudos to all who made the magical evening come to life.

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Thank You To Our 2021

Water Lantern Celebration Sponsors!

Bonfire Sponsor $2,500

Taylor Family

Blaze Sponsor $1,000

Jane and Luther Moen

Sound Rigging Services

Town Fair Tire

Miller Shah LLP

Edward Jones

Clearview Consulting

Beacon Sponsor $500

Jack and Chip Frost

Stop & Shop

Clark Group

Adams IGA



Salon 154

Sherrie and David Weiss

Riverline Pool Service

SPARK at Yale

Deep River Marina

Tower Labs

William Cole LLC

Sean Scott Masonry LLC

Chapco Inc.

Flame Sponsor $250

 Infiltrator Water Technologies

William Budds


Sydney Williams

Liberty Bank

Brown Paindiris & Scott

Michael Maus

Maus & Son, Inc.

Principle Wealth Partners LLC

Stuart and Carol Johnson

Affiance Financial

Paulson Training Programs, Inc.

Paul Winslow

The Wellspring Fund of Triangle Community Foundation

Colanar Inc.

CP Burdick & Son, Inc.

Essex Savings Bank

Pasta Vita

Deep River Jewelry Design

Halloran & Sage LLP

Bogaert Construction Co, Inc.

Olsen Sanitation

Greenwald Industries

Lantern Sponsor $100

Ashleigh’s Garden/Pandemonium Rainforest Project

Max Jones

Steve Little

Gale and Patrick Dilger

Michael L’Italien

Janet Lustig

Beacon Fine Home Inspections

Movia Robotics

Top Notch Electrical Services LLC

Rotary Club of Deep River

Riverview Lodge Inc.

Donna and Josh Krell

Linda and John McGirr

Acer Gardens

Sunflower Developmental Pediatrics LLC

Riggios Garden Center

Kristen Olson

Bill and Peg Camosci

Iron House Fitness

Deep River Pizza

Shore Discount Liquors Inc

The Perfect Pup

Essex Steam Train Riverboat

Atwood’s Auto Appearance, Inc.

Essex Pilates & Wellness

Polito & Harrington LLC

Deep River Hardware

Maura Carver

Anchor & Compass/Compass Rose

Lisa Enright

M+J Bus Inc.

Cartier Optical Inc.

Deborah Dembo, APRN, LLC

Red House

Wollack Lewitz LLC CPA’s

Polished Medspa

The Helchowski Family

Fireworks Hearth and Home LLC

The Moen Family

Specialty Rx Counseling, LLC dba Nutmeg Pharmacy

Blair and Dave Pattek

Lee Company

Deep River Garden Club

The Paint Shop

Hannah Staley and John Petr

Teen Zone

Ding Doctor LLC

John Zanardi Oil Co. Inc.

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All proceeds benefit A Little Compassion Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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